Gov. Rod Blagojevich made a statement to the press about being impeached by the Illinois state House earlier today. "The houses action today was not a surprise. It was a foregone conclusion," explained Blagojevich. The governor said that he was sure he would be vindicated.

Blagojevich ended the press conference by citing a the poem Ulysses by Lord Tennyson Alfred:

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

This video is from, broadcast Jan. 9, 2009.

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